Canon V-20
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The Canon V-20 is very similar to the V-10, but it has more RAM and the main color is black instead of white. It was initially aimed at the Japanese market. The year after two variations were introduced in Europe. The Canon V-20 (EU) and Canon V-20 (FR).

Size: 402(W) x 62(H) x 218(L)mm
Weight: 3.5kg

For the photography fans, this machine is recommended to be used with an innovative digital Interface Unit DMB between the computer and the Canon T90 Single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. DMB-90 means Data Memory Back 90.

The V-20 computer has been localised for the European market - see V-20 (EU) and V-20 (FR).

Brand Canon
Type V-20
Year 1984
Region Japan
Original price ¥64,800
RAM 64kB in slot 3
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9918ANL
Audio PSG (YM2149)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Keyboard layout QWERTY/JIS
Emulation ROM dumped and emulated, but the openMSX XML file needs validation


Canon V-20
Canon V-20 underside
Canon V-20 label
Canon V-20 left side
Canon V-20 front
Canon V-20 back
Canon V-20 PCB
Canon V-20 computer and manuals


The Canon V-20 is a MSX1 with a Z80 from NEC (D780C-1)

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot 1
Slot 2
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh